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Duck Eggs about to go in lockdown (tomorrow), some question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheMallardMan, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you need to change the temperatures at all during the hatch? I know you need to raise the humidity to 70% but im not sure if you mess with the temperature or not. How long does it take before you usually start to see one of them pip?
    Plus, I know they dont all hatch at the same time. What happens if one hatches on Tuesday, and another doesnt hatch until thursday? Do I leave the tuesday bird in ther until all of them hatch? How long can a newborn duckling go without food or water?

    Very nervous, this is not only my first hatch, but my first time raising poultry :)
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

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  3. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, thanks a bunch wish me luck. :D
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, best to leave them all in there until they are all out, unless there's a straggler who takes longer. They can go without food or water for up to 3 days (but the sooner they have access to food/water, the better).

    Good luck with the hatch! :)
     
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  5. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'll start a thread tomorrow for my hatch where i'll post updates and pictures if you want to check it out :)
     

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